Introduction to Psychology

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EUY credit 1 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 4 to 9 hours of self-study English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

In the course students acquire an overview of the basic concepts of general psychology (discovery of the human, motivation, emotion), which are related to its investigation, self-discovery in the study discipline „Dialogue with and Internal Partner“.

Mode of study

Group class lead by an instructor, who introduces students to the given topics through presentation, moderated discussion and discussion, exercises and independent participation of the students.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No requirements.

Course contents

Students are introduced to the basic concepts of general psychology through presentations and practical tests. Questions regarding perception, recognition, learning, imagination, motivation and emotion are related to their personal experience in individual study disciplines, primarily internal dialogues but also in life's situations. Introduction to general psychology assists in a theory review of the study and a greater view into psychological substance.

Recommended or required reading

Artaud, Antonin: The Theater and It’s Double. New York: Grove Press 1997.

Berne, Eric: Game People Play. London: Penguin Books Ltd. 2016.

Brook, Peter: The Empty Space. New York: Simon and Schuster 1996.

Caillois, Roger: Man, Play and Games. Illionis: University of Illionis Press 2001.

Fink, Eugen: Oasis of Happiness., Spring 2012. Volume 1, Issue 4, pp. 20–42/112.

Frankl, Viktor Emil: Man’s Search for Meaning. Boston: Beacon Press 1992.

Freud, Sigmund: Freud Complete Works. Ivan Smith 2000, 2007, 20010.

Freud, Sigmund: The Interpretation of Dreams.

Goffman, Erwing: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. Edinburg: University of Edinburg 1956.

Huizinga, Johan: Homo ludens. Great Britain: Redwood Burn Ltd. 1980.

Johnson, David: The Theory and Technique of Transformation in Drama therapy, Arts in Psychotherapy vol. 18, 1991.

Jung, Carl Gustav: Psychological Types. Great Britain: Tylor and Francis Ltd. 2016.

Jung, Carl Gustav: Man and his Symbols. Great Britain: Turtleback Books 1968.

Moreno, Jakob Levy: Psychodrama. New York: Beacon House 1964.

Psychodrama since Moreno. Ed. Holmes, Karp, Watson. Great Britain: Tylor and Francis Ltd. 1994.

Perls, F. S.: Gestalt Therapy Verbatim. Great Britain, Bertrams 1992.

Rogers, Carl Roger: On Becoming a Person. USA: Constable and Robinson 2004.

Rogers, Carl Roger: Way of Being. USA: Cengage Learning, Inc 1995.

Sacks, Oliver: Musicophilia. New York x Toronto: Alfred A. Kropf 2007.

Sacks, Oliver: The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat. Great Britain: PanMcmillan 2011.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on class attendance (70%) and completion of the semester paper on a recommended or selected topic (30%).


This course is part of offerings of elective courses at the faculty. It is required for Erasmus students who are in internship assigned to the Authorial Creations Dept. Once a week psychological consultations regarding the personal needs of the student.

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

room R407

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 16:00–17:30 Eva SLAVÍKOVÁ Učebna
Karlova 26, Praha 1

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